General Tso's Chicken

Clinton Kelly
Servings: 4
30 to 60 min

Recreate this popular Chinese takeout dish at home!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
General Tso's Chicken
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 4 garlic cloves (sliced)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger (grated)
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1 inch pieces)
  • 1 pound broccoli (blanched)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
To Serve:
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked white rice
  • 4 scallions (thinly sliced, green parts only)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • For the Sauce: in a large bowl, add the cornstarch and cold water and mix until smooth. Add the garlic, ginger, honey, soy sauce, Chinese rice wine and red pepper flakes. Set aside.
  • For the Chicken: in a separate large bowl, add the cornstarch, salt and pepper and mix to combine. Add the chicken and blanched broccoli. Toss to evenly coat.
  • Preheat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. Shake any excess coating off the chicken. Working in batches, cook the chicken and broccoli, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is golden-brown, about 4-6 minutes.
  • Add the sauce mixture to the pan with the chicken and broccoli. Toss to coat. Bring to a simmer and cook until the sauce has thickened, about 3-4 minutes.
  • Serve chicken and broccoli over cooked white rice. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds. 
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